The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Twining (DD 540). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?
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There are 14 crew members registered for the USS Twining (DD 540).
|Gormley, John||FC2C||Dec 1, 1943 – Nov 4, 1945||ordnance||I was a plankowner. Twinings WW2 history is the same as mine! Took her out, brought her back. Stanley Kiersten is alive and well. he is the only mate i am in touch with. He is also a plankowner.|
|Robbins, Glenn||FT3||Dec 20, 1950 – Feb 25, 1953||2nd div, firecontrol gang||Latest reunion info is available at; http://twiningdd540.com/|
|Bommarito, Joe||mm5||Oct 1955 –||engineering||I often think about the good times had and would like to from any shipmates!|
|Higginson, Paul||E-2||Nov 1, 1955 – Jul 1, 1959||Fireman Apprentice||Looking for Shipmates to Paul Higginson onboard USS Twining. Higginson was Fireman Apprentice and advanced to Machinist Mate Second Class (E-5). Went to Wes Pac, Japan, Korea, China, Okinawa, Guam, Midway, Hawaii, Hong|
|Jojo, Al 'Joe'||RMSN||1964 – 1965||Operations 'OC'||My first ship. As a reserve training ship had a skeleton crew...only two RM1's and me in radio. Retired RMCS(SW)|
|Davis, Edward||YN 3rd class||May 1, 1964 –||USNR||This was my second ship for Reserve training at Treasure Island and had two training missions for anti-submarine warfare off the California coast.|
|Brezinski, Ron Ski||RD3/2||Jan 15, 1965 – Dec 30, 1967||Operations||When I went aboard the Twining, I thought this would be easy duty, wrong we spent more time at sea training reserves. We cruised fo Canada ,British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California locations down to Mexico.|
|Harris II, Charles||fireman/FN||Jun 1, 1966 – Aug 15, 1967||Engineering||assigned to forward fireroom , home port San Francisco, CA earned National Defence Medal,|
|Nickel, Art||SN||Sep 1966 – Sep 1968||Deck||Two years active duty assignment. This seemed like a long assignment thanks to a drunken BM1 who was a total ass and a couple of real suck-ass BM3s. Met a very good friend there, Steve Fahnestalk; still in contact.|
|Murphy, Rodney||BM2||Nov 1, 1968 – 1972||1st||My 2nd ship. Went on this ship right after I returned from one tour in Viet Nam. Had a great crew. In my 23 years I believe this was my favorite duty. It was the crew and officers that made it. Capt Brainard was the C.O.|
|Hickman, Mike||sf2||Jun 14, 1969 – Jun 13, 1971||rdiv||Good duty (except dealing with some low life lifers)made some good friends (al skaar, and jim lentz) I was seperated at mare island in 1971-went to work at mare island as a pipefitter 3 months later-worked another 24 yrs|
|Behrns, Benny||EM2||1970 – 1971||E||Great duty best any one could have at the end of their service.|
|Jones, Dennis||RMSN||Mar 1970 – Dec 1971||Comm - Radio||My time on the Twining was while she was a Reserve DD at Treasure Island. Terrific old Destroyer - the first ship in my Navy hitch.|
|Nickols, Andrew ( Nick)||EM1||May 10, 1970 – May 20, 1971||E Division||Had fun on it. I remember a guy named Andy Anderson from Puyallup, Washington.|
There are currently no planned reunions.